Japanese scientists succeed in making mice transparent

Nov 7, 2014

Japanese scientists succeed in making mice transparent

Invisibility may still be the stuff of fiction, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent. Using a method that almost completely removes color from tissue, researchers say they can now examine individual organs or even whole bodies ...

Oct 30, 2014

University of Tokyo 24th in U.S. academic ranking

The University of Tokyo has ranked 24th in a list of the world’s 500 leading universities by U.S. News and World Report. It’s the highest-ranking institution in Asia, and is followed by Peking University in 39th place. Eighteen universities in the United States, four ...

Sep 9, 2014

Abe needs more stimulus to raise sales tax, adviser Itoh says

The administration should consider a supplementary budget this year and will need to add stimulus for the economy to weather the planned increase in the consumption tax in 2015, according to Motoshige Itoh, a member of an advisory panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Aug 13, 2014

Todai project aims to find future Thomas Edisons of Japan

The University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology and the Nippon Foundation will launch a project to find highly talented children who refuse to go to school and to educate them as future leaders. The project aims to discover human resources ...

China rising in school rankings

Jun 19, 2014

China rising in school rankings

While Japan once again tops this year’s Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, it is finding its traditional dominance in higher education increasingly challenged by China and South Korea, education experts say. Japan held on to the No. 1 spot in this year’s rankings, ...

Students take worldly approach to study abroad

Jun 6, 2014

Students take worldly approach to study abroad

by Sang Woo Kim

A University of Tokyo student set to spend a year as an exchange student in Illinois this summer doesn’t think English skill is the only thing that matters when going to the United States. He thinks curiosity, knowledge and a spirit of adventure also ...